Utilizing a Thick Moisturizer
When I was a teenager, my acne was a nightmare to deal with. In fact, it was severe enough that my classmates bullied me. But after years of dealing with terrible skin, I’ve determined some of the best ways to fight pimples and oily residue and have come up with an amazing routine.
One of the easiest ways to care for your skin is to use a thick moisturizer that locks in water and keeps your skin elastic and youthful. With fall fast approaching, the air will be much dryer, which can heavily contribute to unwelcome breakouts.
So, to prevent the colder air from harming your skin, make sure to keep your skin hydrated, and find a moisturizer that has plenty of enriching vitamins and minerals!
Lip Moisturizer and Eye Creams
Our eyes and lips are the major focal points during a conversation. To keep them looking their best, I dab on lip moisturizer and eye cream.
During dryer months, the lips crack easily, and if they are neglected, you can put yourself at risk of a chronically bloody mouth.
Dark circles and under-eye bags are also far more common in the winter, so it’s important to use a cream that targets the skin around your eyes.
One of my favorite secrets to smoother facial skin is going to the spa. Most of them have a treatment called “microdermabrasion,” which exfoliates the skin and removes dead skin cells.
Because old, dead skin can easily give way to blemishes, it’s extremely satisfying to get it all removed. It’s also quite satisfying to feel how much smoother your skin is afterward.
Going to the spa gives me a fresh slate and the power to conquer the week ahead; if you try it out for yourself, you’ll notice a definite improvement.
Start Taking More Vitamin C
Vitamin C has so many beneficial properties! One of the most striking things about it is that it has the ability to protect collagen and promote its growth in the skin.
Collagen is a protein that is the body’s primary building block. It can be found just about everywhere, from the bones to the ligaments to the skin. Collagen also isn’t just wonderful for skin protection; it does wonders for the hair!
Simply eating is usually a strong way to get your daily dose of Vitamin C, as it can be found in fruits like cantaloupes, oranges, and mangoes, and even in vegetables such as broccoli, peppers, and spinach. My favorite way to get Vitamin C is with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice beside my breakfast.
If, for whatever reason, you’re unable to get Vitamin C through food (allergies are difficult), you might look into supplements.
Continue to Exfoliate, But Less
There’s nothing wrong with exfoliating, but too much of it can pose problems, especially during fall and winter, when too much abrasive contact can cause redness or itching.
I felt like overdrive was okay year-round, but during the colder months, I noticed it was having a more negative effect on my skin than I’d thought. So, find a good balance and look into treatments and supplements that you can incorporate into your fall and winter skincare regimen.
All of these tips are easy ways to get into a routine that will guide you through the next few months. Hopefully, you’ll be looking more vibrant than ever!
Of course, it takes time to see results, so you must be patient with your body while providing it with the necessary tools to thrive. I never gave up on my face, and neither should you, because we live in a world where there are so many viable options!